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Fall in Love with Autumn and Winter Weddings

Summer is fading, but we can’t help but fall for the romantic allure of autumn and winter. When it comes to weddings, these two seasons offer a magical quality unmatched in the warmer months, which is why the Ridge Tahoe is offering a wedding special for couples that book by Oct. 31, 2017.

Ever wanted to make snowballs at your wedding? You can during our wedding special! Courtesy: The Ridge Tahoe

Couples that celebrate their nuptials at the Ridge Tahoe between October and May 15, 2018, will take advantage of the Ridge Tahoe Simplistic Lifestyle Ceremony and Cocktail Party Package.

Those brides and grooms that book this time-limited deal will gather up to 25 of their closest friends and family at the indoor ceremony site and say, “I do” under the Ridge Tahoe’s new indoor ceremony arbor. The package also includes 25 white ceremony chairs, an event attendant for those last-minute details and an officiate to, well, make it official!

Get as festive as you’d like during your fall or winter wedding at the Ridge. Courtesy: Ridge Tahoe Resort

iPod amplification will set the soundtrack for cocktails from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Couples will choose from a choice of three appetizers in addition to imported cheese platters, a hot beverage station with tea, coffee and Belgium hot chocolate to warm up! The reception will also include an unlimited selection of sodas and juices, as well a one hour hosted bar of beer and wine. Finish off the evening with a six-inch cutting cake topped with fresh flowers and paired with your choice of three mini desserts.

Couples will remember the day forever with a one-hour photo session with 75 images. Smile, pose and be merry as you celebrate the best day of your lives at the Ridge Tahoe!

Are you drooling yet? Your wedding will include delicious appetizers and desserts. Courtesy: Ridge Tahoe Resort

Additional benefits of this package include hair and makeup for the bride, a bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere, four vases for decoration, Chiavari reception chairs, linens, banquet staff, china, and glassware.

This special also includes exclusive room rates as low as $79, and better yet: the happily wedded couple will enjoy a complimentary 2-night stay in a one-bedroom suite.

If you’re searching for the perfect venue for your fall or winter wedding, the Ridge Tahoe is happy to host you and your loved ones for a day you won’t soon forget. This wedding special is $5395.00* ( Inclusive of tax and service fees).

For more information, call Blair Butler at (775) 588-3553, extension 3160 or bbutler@ridge-resorts.com.

Warm Weather Weddings: 3 Ways to Beat the Heat

With the promise of a cloudless day, sun kissing your skin and just the slightest breeze, a warm weather wedding sounds like an absolute dream. At Lake Tahoe, warmer months are ideal times to get married with temperatures ranging from the 60s to 80s with little humidity. While there are tons of benefits to get married during the spring or summer in the Sierra Nevada, there are a few details to keep in mind to ensure your wedding is as flawless as possible.

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Take in the views and the sunset at a Ridge wedding. Credit: Divided Line Media 

#1 Protect Yourself!
Getting married in the Sierra means you’re just that much closer to the sun. At 7,600 elevation, the Ridge Tahoe is perfectly positioned above Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley. However, with that elevation comes a greater chance of a sunburn. While temperatures may feel cool with a breeze at times, the sun is much hotter at elevation and you may find yourself a bit red at the end of the day. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix: sunscreen! Apply a sunscreen that does not provide a white cast in photos.

If you’d like to stay out of the sun altogether, the Ridge Tahoe also has an indoor ceremony site available. The Stagecoach View Room still affords you amazing views without the worry of a burn.

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The Grand Garden View is an ideal setting for a summer wedding. Credit: Tracy Lynn Photography

#2 Stay Refreshed
Consider creating a signature cocktail for a spring or summer wedding. Not only will this be refreshing if the wedding is held outside, but it will also show off the couple’s personalities. Fresh lemonade or even popsicles are a welcome sight during a warm weather wedding. Additionally, altitude can dehydrate individuals who are unaccustomed to the elevation so be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic fluids on hand! Some Ridge Tahoe wedding packages include unlimited coffee, tea, and soda or lemonade and punch stations.

Of course, if you opt to have your wedding at our beachfront ceremony site at Round Hill Pines or Lakeside Beach, you can always refresh yourself with a dip in the lake!

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A beachfront wedding is another way to keep your venue refreshing. Credit: Divided Line Media

#3 Create Functional Favors
If your wedding is set outside, such as in the Grand View Garden or the Elevation Deck 7500 at the Ridge, it tends to get warm in the sun. Make your wedding favors functional and fun by handing out sunglasses or fans branded with your wedding hashtag. Not only will these help your guests stay cool, they’ll also look cool and provide plenty of great photo opportunities.

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Ahh. Wedded bliss. Credit: Divided Line Media

Bonus Tip: Hiring a professional planner like the wedding coordinators at the Ridge Tahoe will ensure that every possible detail is considered for your day. Contact us now to start planning!

 

 

A Wedding All Your Own 

A wedding is unique to each person. Even with similar tastes and preferences, one person’s wedding will be vastly different from another’s. For those looking for a distinct experience, Lake Tahoe offers opportunities to make a wedding distinctive and memorable. One of the best places to ensure a wedding is true to the brides and/or grooms is The Ridge Tahoe.

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Your wedding, your way at The Ridge Tahoe. Credit: Divided Line Media

Packages Galore

An experienced Ridge Tahoe wedding coordinator can inform couples about the various options available for wedding planning. A number of packages are available for weddings and offers customization so each wedding stands alone.

Available options included in packages are:

  • Location of ceremony
  • Floral decorations
  • Food selections, including appetizers
  • Custom wedding cake
  • Cupcake display
  • Officiates
  • Photography
  • Wedding coordinators
  • Types of chairs
  • Hair and makeup

Some options are only available with certain packages.

Location is Everything

A wedding at The Ridge Tahoe offers more than all-inclusive packages, it also offers picture perfect locations for nuptials – which is crucial when a photographer and a videographer will be capturing every moment.

Several locations are available:

  • Grand View Garden is perfect for the nature-loving bride that prefers sweeping views and just the right amount of nature. The Grand View Garden is situated at 7,500 views, looks over the Carson Valley and surrounding mountains, and offers granite pathway for an easy trip down the aisle.

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A Grand View Garden wedding has the best spots for photos opps! Credit: Divided Line Media

  • Stagecoach View Room is ideal for a winter ceremony and accommodates up to 120 guests. Keep out of the cold while still enjoying views of Stagecoach Lodge and chairlift at Heavenly Mountain.
  • Elevation Deck 7500 also overlooks the Sierra Nevada Mountains and can be used during the winter months. Intimate daytime ceremonies are also recommended for this space.
  • Beach front weddings are available for Ridge Tahoe brides. Choose to say “I do” at Round Hill Pines or Lakeside Beach for a ceremony that will have guests gaping not only at the bride’s dress but also the scenery.

Go Seasonal

Everyone prefers a certain season over the others and this also extends to the desired season for a wedding. The Ridge Tahoe offers weddings in all seasons and each offers different attributes that contribute to a wedding that feels all one’s own.

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Winter is a great time to be married at The Ridge Tahoe. Credit: Divided Line Media

Winter, for example, offers breathtaking views bathed in white and opportunities for stunning photography of falling snow. Summer, on the other hand, almost guarantees perfect, sunny weather with 249 sunny days per year in South Lake Tahoe. Summer also provides the most options for venues, while winter is more limited.

For additional information about weddings at The Ridge Tahoe, contact Blair Varela at (775) 588-3553, extension 3160 or bvarela@ridge-resorts.com.

Inject Some Magic into Your Wedding

With two snowfalls already under its belt in October, Tahoe South is ready for winter to descend upon the Sierra Nevada and blanket the region in white. Winter is not only a wonderful time to experience the outdoors via snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing, it’s also an ideal time to get married in the mountains with gorgeous year-round venues and breathtaking backdrops.

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If you’re a fan of the colder weather, a winter wedding provides a range of benefits and opportunities for an unforgettable fête with your family and friends.

Benefits of a Winter Wedding

  1. Your wedding has a little bit of magic. From freshly fallen flurries to the magic in the air from the buzz of the holidays, wintertime nuptials have a certain je ne sais quoi that makes the event feel electric.
  2. Oh, the accessories! With chillier temps comes more clothing and accessory options. If you’re less of a strapless gown gal and more of a faux fur stole or cape, then a winter wedding should be considered to fulfill your sartorial wedding dreams. Not to mention you can add fun holiday-themed flourishes through your décor.untitled
  3. Do you love hot cocoa and hot apple cider? While these would be out of place at a summer or spring wedding, they are an ideal beverage of choice for a winter wedding. Heartier meals are also a fitting option for dinner, so break out the comfort foods!
  4. Tahoe South is an ideal setting for a wedding regardless of the weather, but winter provides a unique perspective on the beloved Basin – and endless photo ops. Opt to throw snow in the air for a candid shot with the wedding party or pose among snowcapped trees with your beloved for unique photos you’ll cherish in any season.
  5. Tahoe South and The Ridge Tahoe are a great option for a honeymoon. Imagine the convenience of saying “I do” and settling into your honeymoon almost immediately afterwards. Take your sweetie for a couple of turns down the mountain, take a cruise to Emerald Bay on the year-round M.S. Dixie II and enjoy après ski options at a variety of restaurants for a taste of the local culinary scene.6-winter-weddings-at-the-ridge-tahoe

The Ridge Tahoe is currently running a special for a winter wedding. If you’re ready to take the plunge, book with us! A Winter Castle Rock Ceremony and Reception includes a cocktail reception, a romantic lighted ceremony backdrop, a floral package and even more. Book by Nov. 24, 2016 to receive a choice of a two night stay in a one-bedroom suite or a complimentary champagne toast during the ceremony.

If you would like more information about winter weddings, call Blair Butler at (775) 588-3553, extension 3160 or  bbutler@ridge-resorts.com.

Say “I Do” at 7,500 Ft

Those wedding bells are ringing and they’re echoing even louder from the Ridge Tahoe.  With premier indoor and outdoor ceremony options in Tahoe South and exceptional services, the Ridge will ensure that saying “I Do” at this resort will make for the perfect wedding day.

Planning for the big day can be overwhelming, so relieve some of the pressure by trusting one of the professional wedding coordinators on hand. The ceremony, reception and guest lodging all happen in one location creating a seamless flow throughout the duration of the event.

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A Ridge wedding offers spectacular views and an intimate setting. Photo credit: Tracy Lynn Photography

With spectacular mountain views from 7,500 feet, both the indoor and outdoor spaces are great options. If looking to venture off property, there are lakefront and beach ceremony sites available. The Ridge takes care of planning every detail, with packages accommodating various party sizes and budgets.  Some entities featured in basic ceremony specials include an officiate, one-hour professional photography, bridal bouquet, groom boutonniere, cake cutting and champagne. Find information on packages and specials.

 

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An updated event space naturally blends the outdoors with the indoors. 

The Ridge offers first-class banquet menus and service, providing the flavor and tone essential for each reception from casual dinners to formally plated meals. Parties can also have Rehearsal Dinners or Champagne Brunches to accompany the festive nuptials.

Getting married at the Ridge also means that accommodations for the wedding party and guests are just footsteps away. After a day full of joy, love and celebration enjoy settling into condominium and deluxe suites with available group rates during non-holiday stays.

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Relax after you say “I do” at one of the nearby beaches. Photo credit: Rachid Dahnoun

Since a wedding at the Ridge is so romantic, continue that feeling by staying a little longer after the guests head home. A Lake Tahoe honeymoon is the perfect finish to the beautiful wedding, allowing for the couple to savor the new union. With endless on-site amenities, couples can relax at the spa, participate in recreational activities or venture out into the Tahoe South playground.

Request more information and book the dream wedding now!

Feel the Call of the Wild in Tahoe South for Your Bachelorette Party

Do you have a wedding coming up and need ideas for your bachelor or bachelorette party? The Ridge Tahoe is a great hub to settle in to when you are celebrating your pending nuptials. With all of the amenities you could possibly need, you may not have to leave, but you’ll want to when you learn you are only steps away from the South Shore playground. Gather the stags and hens and let the festivities begin!

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Your home base for your bachelor or bachelorette party.

Hunker down at home base
If your idea of a successful bachelor or bachelorette party is hunkering down at a hotel with your best friends, then the Ridge is your best option. With plentiful on-site activities, your celebrations will be hassle-free.

Start the weekend early with wine tastings every Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Bear Trap Lounge. Sample regional wines for only $15 a person. You can even prepare for domestic life during our cooking demonstrations by the Ridge’s celebrated chefs in the Castle Rock View Room.

Work out the kinks of a successful weekend at The Ridge Tahoe's Elevation Spa.

The Elevation Spa will leave you refreshed for wedding duties.

Women and men alike (even if guys don’t want to admit it) who crave pampering can spend the day at the Ridge’s full-service spa. Relax with your wedding party with massages, facials and other treatments, as well as access to the Eucalyptus steam room. Ask about current spa packages and specials when you book for the best deals.

Work on that tan and soak up the vitamin D by lounging at the indoor and outdoor pools and cap it off with a family-style barbecue on one of the Ridge’s many grills before challenging the wedding party to a friendly game of tennis, basketball or racquetball at one of the on-site courts.

 

Go on an outdoor adventure
The Ridge is near the Tahoe Rim trailhead, a hike that loops around the lake but has multiple alternate entryways. Other popular hikes include Van Sickle Park, Eagle Falls, Fallen Leaf Lake and Angora Lakes. For information on these hikes and others visit http://tahoesouth.com/explore/hiking/. If you’d like an expert guide you through hikes and make recommendations based on your group’s ability level, contact Adventurette for an alternative bachelorette party.

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Become an “adventurette” during your bachelorette party. Courtesy: Adventurette

The beach is always a great option for groups: Zephyr Cove Resort, Round Hill Pines and Camp Richardson are close to the Ridge and offer rentals. Explore the hidden and secluded gems that make for worthwhile trips or rent kayaks that can be retrieved from and returned to one of five convenient locations.

Hit the town
Just minutes away from the Stateline casinos, Tahoe South awaits wedding parties with enchanting nightlife. Don’t worry about driving – the casino corridor is easily accessed by the resort’s complimentary shuttle service.

Tahoe South hosts an array of entertainment, gaming and live music options. Boogie with friends at one of the award-winning nightclubs and experience DJs and live music at venues like Opal Ultra Lounge, Peek, Vinyl and Cabo Wabo Cantina. Feeling lucky? Place some bets at one of the casinos and see what fortune arises. View one of the headliner artists at Harvey’s Outdoor Concert Series or MontBleu.

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Our upgraded space will accommodate your dream wedding.

Now Say I Do!
The Ridge has been recognized as one of the top mountain wedding venues in the country. With exceptional attention to detail, our resort will make for an unforgettable location to exchange vows. Plan a beautiful ceremony in any season with perfect indoor and outdoor options, including recently renovated spaces, all showcasing spectacular mountain and sunset views. Several packages are available suited for any budget and party size. The accommodating planners and staff will ensure every element is accounted for and executed to the vision of the bride, groom and families.

 

The Ridge Reveals New Additions to Event Space

It’s hard to believe it’s possible, but the Ridge Tahoe is now even better with $2 million of investments to improve its event space.

The Ridge recently upgraded the event and conference areas by 2,300 feet for a total of 3,700 square feet on site for weddings, corporate events and retreats. Already a top venue for weddings and other special events in one of the leading destinations for both, the Ridge’s new Castle Rock Event Space stands apart from other venues in Tahoe South.New event space - wedding

The new space for weddings allows for more guests and more fun.

Careful planning went into the renovations of the event space with design and functionality in mind. With the latest additions, the event space can accommodate an additional 100 guests for your wedding and also includes two more rooms for meetings. Meetings and retreat spaces can now host 120 people. You’ll never have to worry about cramped event spaces when you book your special event in the Castle Rock Event Space.

The square footage isn’t the only thing that will impress you about the Castle Rock Event Space: the details in the architecture display acute care and vision for tying the indoors to the resort’s natural surroundings with wood décor, 16-foot high ceilings and large windows that flood the space with ambient light. Many of the materials used in the Castle Rock Event Space were recycled and repurposed, another important element of the Tahoe lifestyle and attitude where eco-consciousness and sustainability prevail. Lori Amus, a local designer, planned the new area with the outside in mind. The rustic elements complement the surrounding trees and offers a seamless transition from outside to in, perfect for setting the tone at your wedding.

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Have your wedding at the Garden View Wedding before heading into the new event space for your reception.

Recognized as one of the top 20 mountain wedding venues in the country (Wedding Wire Magazine) and hosting approximately 130 weddings per year, the Ridge Tahoe is a popular choice for the betrothed. And it’s easy to understand why: every wedding includes a wedding coordination team that takes the pressure off the couple’s shoulders to ensure a seamless event including dining, dancing and more. The Castle Rock Event Space now accommodate up to 175 wedding guests. Create memories with the Ridge’s help. Packages are available.

Come see the additions for yourself.

Summer Lovin’ at The Ridge Tahoe

There are few things more romantic than a wedding… Except for a summer wedding in Lake Tahoe. Regardless if you’re looking to say “I do” on the beach, on a mountain or in a beautifully decorated event space, the Ridge Tahoe has summer lovin’ on lockdown.

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Planning a summer wedding in Tahoe can be overwhelming: there are countless options for venues, accommodations and group preferences in addition to a slew of coordinators available to plan your special day. Forgo the confusion and endless questions by working with one of the Ridge’s trusted wedding coordinators. You’re guaranteed to find your wedded bliss in Tahoe South with exclusive packages and stress-free options at a top twenty mountain venue.

“Planning a wedding from the East Coast, I needed something that was a ‘one stop shop’. They made my planning easy, stress free, and they were very efficient. Absolutely great experience.” -Karly Hile, married 10/9/15

Nestled on what feels like the top of the world, you’ll experience a similar feeling during your nuptials at the Ridge. Couples can choose from a comfortable indoor ceremony or an outdoor ceremony set against a breathtaking backdrop at an elevation of 7,500 feet. Your options aren’t limited to on-property; lakefront and beach ceremony sites are also available if you’d like to feel the sand between your toes. Very fitting for a summer wedding, wouldn’t you say?

In addition to a variety of sites, the Ridge has catering and wedding packages that fit anyone’s budget. Basic ceremonies include an officiate, bridal bouquet, groom boutonniere, one hour of professional edited photos, cake cutting with fresh flowers and a celebratory bottle of champagne. For the discerning bride or groom, you can include wedding coordination, a cupcake display, hair and makeup for the bride, dessert station and much other features that will only serve to make your day more memorable.


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The best of planning your summer wedding at the Ridge Tahoe? You’re steps away from your hotel room after the ceremony. Accommodations are available for groups in our fully equipped suites and deluxe hotel rooms.

Ready to say “I do” to the Ridge for your wedding? Contact us today!

Make your winter and spring wedding plans at The Ridge Tahoe

While summer is considered the traditional season for weddings, trends show many couples are choosing to tie the knot at places in seasons that reflect their lifestyles. Lake Tahoe is a world renowned wedding destination for couples who embrace the outdoors, with its vast all-seasons playground and breathtaking backdrop of the Sierra Nevada.

A stroll down the aisle is a walk built for a lifetime. Why not take it to the highest heights? The Ridge Tahoe is the place for those who are ready to take those giant leaps and monumental steps.

A winter wedding at The Ridge Tahoe is magical and affordable.

A winter wedding at The Ridge Tahoe is magical and affordable.

Planning a wedding involves plenty of incentive to get an early start. That’s why The Ridge Tahoe has developed several wedding packages suited for parties of all sizes with plenty of options. The Ridge Tahoe provides staff to arrange the wedding ceremony, reception and lodging for your guests — all in one location.

In time for winter, The Ridge Tahoe has announced wedding plans for future brides and grooms. Intimate wedding packages start at $3,195 for up to 30 guests. Book your wedding from November 2015 through April 2016 and receive a two night complimentary stay at The Ridge Tahoe and two complimentary 60-minute massages at Elevation Spa.

Prefer a spring wedding? Book your wedding during April or May 2015 and receive a complimentary bridal bouquet and a three night complimentary stay at The Ridge Tahoe. Packages start at $7,795. This offer is designed for parties of up to 50 people.

The Ridge Tahoe offers indoor ceremonies and receptions, spectacular beachfront and outdoor sites plus indoor receptions for up to 100 people in winter. The Grand View Garden offers spectacular views of the Sierra and Carson Valley from an elevation of 7,500 feet.

Does your wedding party need a place to stay? The Ridge handles that too with several lodging options. When it comes to planning, receptions and rehearsals, The Ridge Tahoe will take care of everything with an event coordinator and access to vendors.

What about the rehearsal dinner and reception? The Ridge Tahoe provides banquet services with food and beverage choices that range from casual barbecue buffet dinners to formal, sit-down plated meals fulfilling for any appetite.

If you’re planning a first anniversary stay in Lake Tahoe, The Ridge offers a variety of lodging and spa packages to suit your needs.

If you would like more information call (775) 588-3553, ext. 3160 or go online and fill out the form.

To see for yourself what a Ridge Tahoe wedding looks like, check out our photo gallery.

Do your winter and spring wedding plans include The Ridge Tahoe?

Make your winter and spring wedding plans at The Ridge Tahoe

While summer is considered the traditional season for weddings, trends show many couples are choosing to tie the knot at places in seasons that reflect their lifestyles. Lake Tahoe is a world renowned wedding destination for couples who embrace the outdoors, with its vast all-seasons playground and breathtaking backdrops of the Sierra Nevada.

A stroll down the aisle is a walk built for a lifetime. Why not take it to the highest heights? The Ridge Tahoe is the place for those who are ready to take those giant leaps and monumental steps.

Planning a wedding involves plenty of incentive to get an early start. That’s why The Ridge Tahoe has developed several wedding packages suited for parties of all sizes with plenty of options. The Ridge Tahoe provides staff to arrange the wedding ceremony, reception and lodging for your guests — all in one location.

In time for winter, The Ridge Tahoe has announced wedding plans for future brides and grooms. Intimate wedding packages start at $3,195 for up to 30 guests. Book your wedding from November 2014 through April 2015 and receive a two night complimentary stay at The Ridge Tahoe and two complimentary 60-minute massages at Elevation Spa.

Prefer a spring wedding? Book your wedding during April or May 2015 and receive a complimentary bridal bouquet and a three night complimentary stay at The Ridge Tahoe. Packages start at $7,795. This offer is designed for parties of up to 50 people.

The Ridge Tahoe offers indoor ceremonies and receptions, spectacular beachfront and outdoor sites plus indoor receptions for up to 100 people in winter. The Grand View Garden offers spectacular views of the Sierra and Carson Valley from an elevation of 7,500 feet.

Does your wedding party need a place to stay? The Ridge handles that too with several lodging options. When it comes to planning, receptions and rehearsals, The Ridge Tahoe will take care of everything with an event coordinator and access to vendors.

What about the rehearsal dinner and reception? The Ridge Tahoe provides banquet services with food and beverage choices that range from casual barbecue buffet dinners to formal, sit-down plated meals fulfilling for any appetite.

If you’re planning a first anniversary stay in Lake Tahoe, The Ridge offers a variety of lodging and spa packages to suit your needs.

If you would like more information email Blair Varela or call (775) 588-3553, ext. 3160 or go online and fill out the form.

To see for yourself what a Ridge Tahoe wedding looks like, check out our photo gallery.

Do your winter and spring wedding plans include The Ridge Tahoe?